The Brunel familyâ€™s winemaking history reaches back to the 17th century with the purchase of a vineyard plot to the north of the ChÃ¢teauneuf-du-Pape appellation from the Bishop of Avignon. Numerous generations followed, all working in the vineyards, but it was in 1954 that Lucien Brunel created the name "Les Cailloux" or "The Pebbles" to promote the Domaineâ€™s wine qualities and special geological characteristic of the large oval stones covering his vineyards.
In 1971, Lucienâ€™s son AndrÃ© Brunel took the helm at Domaine Les Cailloux. His endless motivation and eye for quality resulted in a steady expansion of the familyâ€™s vineyards with acquisitions in the CÃ´tes du RhÃ´ne and select plots of Vaucluse Vins de Pays. In 1989 he launched the now coveted CuvÃ©e Centenaire and continued to improve the vineyard management practices. AndrÃ© was one of the first in ChÃ¢teauneuf-du-Pape to use tailored ground cover methods and to practice a non-chemical approach to farming his vineyards.
In 2012, AndrÃ©â€™s son, Fabrice Brunel, joined the team to ensure the familyâ€™s history and passion would continue. TheÂ pursuit for quality; the utmost respect for the land; and the drive to produce beautiful wines, which are both enjoyable in the immediate present as well as in future years with excellent aging potential, the Brunel family is meticulous in cultivating vineyards, sourcing quality grapes, and winemaking style.
The Grenache expresses exuberance of red fruit roundnessÂ and of tannins. The Syrah and the Cinsault bring structure and elegance.Â 70% Grenache, 20% Cinsault, 10% Syrah
The Grenache expresses exuberance of red fruit roundness and of tannins. The Syrah and the Cinsault ..
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